Who should buy the La Sportiva Akyra

  • Solid choice for off-road runners who want a stability trail shoe for ultra running and off-road adventures.
  • A reliable off-trail for anyone who is looking for one for hiking, walking, and off-road running.

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Maximum grip on various trail surfaces

The La Sportiva Akyra has a FriXion Red rubber outsole that is designed for comfort and durability. It utilizes a versatile sticky rubber compound that is best for rocky and technical terrains.

The Trail Rocker outsole of this shoe promotes natural outer heel to inner toe support for smoother rides on the trails.

La Sportiva Akyra Trail Rocker outsole

Because of the Impact Brake System of the La Sportiva Akyra, runners can confidently handle different trail surfaces. The aggressive lug and Trail Bite heel provides maximum grip as well as better downhill and uphill traction.

Akyra protects the runner’s foot on the trail

The Injection Shock Absorbing MEMlex EVA of the La Sportiva Akyra is stiff and firm. It protects the runner’s foot even after long days of wearing the shoe on varied landscapes. Despite the stiff midsole, it still feels very cushioned.

La Sportiva Akyra stiff midsole

Innovative 3-layer upper for better breathability

The La Sportiva Akyra has a thick gusseted tongue. It provides a nice touch for comfort and fitting. The heel collar provides great hold. It is well-padded and protected. It is important in stopping debris from entering into the shoe.

La Sportiva Akyra breathability

The shoe has an innovative 3-layer upper that is composed of breathable Air Mesh. This keeps the foot well-ventilated and cool. In comparison, the Salomon Speedcross 5, another trail shoe, uses nylon mesh as its upper material.

La Sportiva Akyra can withstand obstacles on the trails

It has a TPU MicroLite Skeleton overlay that creates a stable, durable, secure-fitting and comfortable upper. The overlays resemble an Origami design. It holds the forefoot and the mid-foot in place under any circumstances.

La Sportiva Akyra toe bumper

The toe bumper is burly and long-lasting. It’s created to withstand most debris and obstacles on the trails. The lacing system is made stretchable to accommodate a more snug and secure fit. It interacts properly with the shoe’s loop eyelets.

The toe box is roomy. This gives the runner’s toes ample space to relax and spread out.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 11.6oz / Women 9.8oz
Drop: 9mm
Arch support: Stability
Forefoot height: 16mm
Heel height: 25mm
Pronation: Overpronation

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